Cottage Cheese

cottage cheeseCottage cheese is a fresh, uncured, moist cheese that’s highly perishable. So why do some cottage cheese containers boast a shelf life of 2 months--or more? Experts give the lowdown on this famously healthy cheese.




International Dairy Foods Association: “Market Trends and Technology of Some Cultured Dairy Products”



Cottage Cheese Shelf Life
Cottage Cheese, opened1 week3 months
Cottage Cheese, unopened45-60 days- -
Boyer, Renee, and Julie McKinney. "Food Storage Guidelines for Consumers." Virginia Cooperative Extension (2009): n. pag. Web. 7 Dec 2009.

Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: CO2 “Pasteurized” Cottage Cheese

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